Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 10th, 2006 at 9:11 am
I’m happy to announce that Kryptonite has joined forces with BikePortland.org to help spread bike security to those in need. Starting next week, we’ll be giving away two u-locks every month to bike theft victims*.
To be eligible, you must first report your stolen bike to the Portland Police by calling (503) 823-4636. Then, list your bike on BikePortland.org. I will pick the winners randomly, contact them by email, and a nice new Kryptonite Evolution Standard u-lock ($55 retail value) will magically appear in the mail a few days later.
You can still list your bike on BikePortland.org without a police report, but you can’t win the u-lock without an official incident or case number from the cops. I hope this encourages more people to file official police reports.
In addition to giving away u-locks, I’m also going to launch a weekly Stolen Bike Digest for local shops. Stay tuned for that announcement.
*DISCLAIMER: This contest has no fine print and is subject to change at my whim at any time. Thank you.